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Getting rid of Ants

Why is it important to get rid of ants in your home?

fast and effective Ant control

Abal Environmental's Ant Control Treatments

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Black Garden Ants

  • Worker ants are 4-5mm long.

  • Dark brown/black in colour.

  • Usually found in gardens, underneath flower pots and bricks.

  • Most commonly found during the summer months.


There are two type of ants that are most common in London - Black Garden Ants and Pharoah Ants.

Ants can invade homes in the search for food and can quickly become a nuisance if the infestation isn't managed.

Abal Environmental offer an effective treatment for both Black and Pharoah ants.

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Pharaoh Ants

  • Worker ants are 1.5-2mm long.

  • Yellow-brown in colour with a brown abdomen.

  • A tropical species of ant that tend to be found in heated buildings.

  • Optimum breeding temperature is 30°C.


Although ants are not known to carry diseases that are transmittable to humans, you don't know where the ants have been before foraging for food in your kitchen.

Ants will leave a pheromone trail as they search for food, directing other ants to the food source. This means that ants can quickly become a nuisance in your home.

Hiring professional pest controllers to manage ant problems is the best way to control any infestation, but there are a few things you can do to avoid ants in your home:

  • Clean up any sticky residues left on the surfaces of your home - most ants tend to be attracted to sweet foods.

  • Securely seal away any food that the ants may be attracted to.

  • If you notice ants in your home, watch them carefully to figure out where they are coming into your home, and seal up the entry points.

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Ant Treatment

Black Garden Ants

1. Inspection

One of our experienced technicians will complete a thorough inspection of key activity areas.

2. Treatment

An insecticide powder or gel will be places around the entrance to the nest, and on wall-floor junctions where ants are present.

Ants are only treated when present inside a property, not in a garden.

Pharaoh Ants

1. Inspection

One of our experienced technicians will complete a thorough inspection of key activity areas.

2. Treatment

Either a gel insecticide or a grain bait will be used against Pharaoh ants.

Both treatments ensure that the ants are eradicated and the colony collapses.

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We now offer a ULV Disinfectant Service that is effective against all bacteria and viruses, including the coronavirus

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